Summer festival 2021

Watch Party!

NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival 2021
The Very Essence of Modern Kadampa Buddhism

Please join us for a community live streaming of the annual UK Summer Festival in our lovely meditation room at Kadampa Meditation Center Washington. This particular year we have the unique experience of receiving Dorje Shugden empowerment and Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments and teachings online. Enjoy this blessed event with friends while remaining in the region without having to travel to England. Guest services are available for out of town guests. Please register early!

Step 1: Register for NKT-IKBU International Summer Festival

You must show proof of registration for Summer Festival, either electronically or by printed copy, in order to join the watch party.

Step 2: Register for our Watch Party here!

Step 3: Please read special instructions here:

  1. The empowerment of Heruka and Vajrayogini is in 4 sessions
  2. You must attend all four sessions to have received the empowerment
  3. Each empowerment session will be broadcast only ONCE in the time zone that you have booked for. Follow the Watch Party schedule for temple times.
  4. To attend the Festival and receive the empowerments, you must be available at the time they are being broadcast  (see timetable page for details of the time zones and KMC Wa schedule)
  5. To receive the commentary you must have received the empowerments

Week One
Saturday, July 31 Only
9:00 am – 10:00 am Guided Meditation
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Guided Meditation
12:45pm – 1:45 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Dorje Shugden Empowerment
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Life of Buddha video

Week Two (Friday, August 6 – Saturday, August 14)
Friday, August 6
9:00 am – 10:00 am Guided Meditation
11:30 am – 12:30 am Guided Meditation
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Heruka preparation empowerment
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog puja

Saturday, August 7
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Heruka Empowerment
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Heruka Empowerment with Assembly of Good Fortune
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog puja

Sunday, August 8
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Vajrayogini Empowerment
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Tantra Q & A
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog

Monday, August 9
7:30 am – 9:45 am Quick Path with Meditation
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Commentary
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Commentary
7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Monday evening General Program

Tuesday, August 10
7:30 am – 9:45 am Quick Path with Meditation
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Commentary
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Commentary
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Offering To The Spiritual Guide puja

Wednesday, August 11
7:30 am – 9:45 am Quick Path with Meditation
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Commentary
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Commentary
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Retreat session 1

Thursday, August 12
9:00 am – 10:00 am Retreat session 2
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Retreat session 3
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Retreat session 4
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Retreat session 5
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Retreat session 6

Friday, August 13
9:00 am – 10:00 am Retreat session 7
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Retreat session 8
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Retreat session 9
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Retreat session 10
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Retreat session 11

Saturday, August 14
9:00 am – 10:00 am Retreat session 12
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Retreat session 13
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch